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The midfielder joins from Brighton

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The Saracens prop was one of the surprise inclusions in the squad

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Beckham began his professional career at United, making his first-team debut in 1992. He won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the Champions League once. Beckham was the first choice on the right-wing throughout his time at Old Trafford.

David Beckham retires: the statement in full

The former England captain will hang up his boots at the end of the season

The player who set the tone yesterday was another fresh native talent, Callum McManaman

From shocking foul to diamond for Callum McManaman

Was this shock bigger than Wimbledon in 1988? Was it the biggest since Sunderland in 1973? These were the questions being asked here last night, but it was another FA Cup final that came to mind while watching Callum McManaman tear Manchester City apart.

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iStyle: Mod operandi

Ben Sherman is celebrating five decades of innovation with a collection inspired by the Sixties Jazz scene. Lee Holmes looks back at the British brand’s rich history

Norwich 1 Aston Villa 2 match report: Gabby Agbonlahor plays saviour but leaves Norwich on edge

Having taken Norwich City into the Premier League two years ago, Paul Lambert did nothing to help keep them there as his Aston Villa side earned the three points that should be enough to ensure their own survival.

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Video: The dramatic moment a police officer saves man from an oncoming train

A man attempting to jump in front of a train in a Colombian metro station was rescued by an eagle-eyed policeman who happened to be standing nearby on the platform.

Miguel Delgado Galindo presents a jersey of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi to Pope Francis, at the Vatican

The hand-over of god: Pope Francis receives signed Lionel Messi shirt

Argentine Pope receives shirt from Barcelona star

A view inside Old Trafford

Naming rights to Old Trafford will not be sold insist Manchester United after new sponsorship deal is agreed

AON have put their name on United's Carrington training ground

Seeing double? Brazilian club try to outwit opponents by wearing same numbered shirts

Midfielder Britto and Rafael Silva of Uniao Barbarense both wore the number five

We wear the world: tribal textiles

Traditional tribal textiles have never looked more modern, says Naomi Attwood

San Marino v England: Fans turn on Rio Ferdinand who criticises set-up of the English game

Hodgson hears chants about defender but preferred to focus on Tuesday’s game

Six Nations: Italy come of age with historic win against Ireland

Italy 22 Ireland 15: Azzurri fire World Cup warning to yesterday's losers Ireland and their earlier victims, France

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Manu Tuilagi gets to grips with Toby Flood during England training

Six Nations 2013: England's Toby Flood wants to make up for hurt with victory over Wales

Cardiff to stage Six Nations decider on Saturday

Newcastle United 2 Stoke City 1 match report: Alan Pardew's relegation fears fade but Stoke face fight to death

Two minutes of injury-time had been played and two remained when Papiss Cissé produced his one meaningful contribution of the afternoon. Typically, his first touch, inside the Stoke City penalty area, looped the ball into the air. His second was more telling, striking a shot past Asmir Begovic.

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